District Wellness Policy
Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the school environment to promote students' health, well-being, and ability to learn. The policy was developed by the health and wellness committee which includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse supervisor.
Key Areas of Our Wellness Policy
Balance is essential for any wellness policy. Key areas include:
- Nutrition education and promotion
- Physical education and physical activity goals
- Nutrition standards
- Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness
Information Regarding Smart Snack Rule
|Food / Nutrient||Standard||Exemptions to the Standard|
|General Standard for Competitive Food||To be allowable, a competitive food item must:
|NSLP/SBP Entrée Items Sold A la Carte||Any entrée item offered as part of the lunch program or the breakfast program is exempt from all competitive food standards if it is sold as a competitive food on the day of service or the day after service in the lunch or breakfast program.|
|Sugar-Free Chewing Gum||Sugar-free chewing gum is exempt from all competitive food standards.|
|Grain Items||Acceptable grain items must include 50% or more whole grains by weight, or have whole grains as the first ingredient.|
|Total Fats||Acceptable food items must have <= 35% calories from total fat as served||
Combination products are not exempt and must meet all nutrient standards
|Saturated Fat||Acceptable food items must have <= 10% calories from saturated fat as served|
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